Microsoft has not released official Xbox One sales data since the second half of 2015. According to the manufacturer, actual sales figures are not a measure of success for the Xbox division and hardware. The companies analyzing the pace of Xbox One’s rivalry against PlayStation 4’s hegemony relied solely on estimates. Information documenting sales forecasts was sent to the network. Xbox One lost to PS4 by almost half of the consoles sold.
The news came from Brazil. Microsoft has prepared legal documents for CADE, a Brazilian government organization based on economic research and market protection, tracking new investors, etc. The report mainly concerns the powerful purchase transaction of Activision Blizzard for the Redmond corporation. Microsoft has remained conservative in disclosing sales figures for all versions of Xbox One (Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X). Amepere Analysis predicted cumulative console sales to be 51 million globally. It seems the analysts were partially right. The exact content can be found on page 18 of the report, which shows that Sony was ahead of Microsoft in sales and users by more than a half.
“Sony has surpassed Microsoft in terms of console sales and install base, having sold more than twice as many [than] Xbox in the last generation”page 18 of the Microsoft court papers dated Aug. 9, 2022
PlayStation 4 was sold in a record circulation of 117.2 million copies, which gives the console a historic, second place in the field of stationary gaming platforms. According to the translated information, Xbox One hovers in the range of 58.5 million copies. Is it a success or a failure? Considering the moderately successful marketing before the store’s launch, Phil Spencer’s takeover of the division almost mid-generation, and the focus on services, the result can be considered successful. Thus, the Xbox One is also losing to the Nintendo Entertainment System. After all, history is not discussed. The exact data of each version of the Microsoft console is not known.